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Former RENT Star Antonique Smith Scores Grammy Award Nomination with Debut SingleFormer RENT Star Antonique Smith Scores Grammy Award Nomination with Debut Single
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Film and Broadway Star and now 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE ANTONIQUE SMITH is celebrating her first GRAMMY NOMINATION in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category, in addition to the ascent of her debut single "Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)". This is ANTONIQUE SMITH's first nomination. Antonique Smith, a native of East Orange, NJ, first garnered attention in her buzz-worthy leading role in 'RENT' on Broadway as Mimi Marquez. (more...)

Electric Youth 2015 to Debut at The Black Box in JanuaryElectric Youth 2015 to Debut at The Black Box in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Electric Youth (EY) 2015, the international touring ensemble of talented singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), will debut at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin on Saturday, January 10, performing two shows at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, Electric Youth delivers a fun, high-energy evening of family entertainment with an extensive range of contemporary pop, classic rock, Broadway and country hits for audiences all ages. The EY shows at THE BLACK BOX will feature fully choreographed performances of Adele, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Frank Sinatra, Styx and more. (more...)

Palace Theatre Box Office for The Temptations & The Four Tops on Broadway Opens TodayPalace Theatre Box Office for The Temptations & The Four Tops on Broadway Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Palace Theatre Box Office (1564 Broadway @ 47th street) opens today at 12 noon for the original Motown legends, THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS, special one-week engagement on Broadway from December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Tickets, priced from $52 - $142, are also available at ticketmaster.com/tnt. This special limited engagement is presented by Robert Ahrens, Eva Price, Manny Kladitis, A Broadway Concert Event and Live Nation Entertainment. (more...)

THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL - THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW Coming to Athenaeum Theatre in 2015THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL - THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW Coming to Athenaeum Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

In a tribute to a woman who has long been an icon of pop music and vocal ability, The Greatest Love Of All - The Whitney Houston Show celebrates Whitney Houston's most loved songs with the breathtaking voice of South African singer Belinda Davids (pictured above). (more...)

THE COMMITMENTS Announces Extension To Sept 2015!THE COMMITMENTS Announces Extension To Sept 2015!
by Carrie Dunn - Dec 19, 2014

The Commitments has been bringing the people's music to the people of London, playing to packed houses since the show opened at the Palace Theatre in September 2013. Due to overwhelming popular demand, the show is to extend its current booking period for the second time to 13th September 2015. (more...)

Mahalia Barnes to Release Album of Bette Davis Covers, 2/24Mahalia Barnes to Release Album of Bette Davis Covers, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes, one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia, and her band The Soul Mates have teamed up with American blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa to release an album of Betty Davis covers called Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook. (more...)

Cafe Carlyle to Welcome Back Bettye LaVette Next MonthCafe Carlyle to Welcome Back Bettye LaVette Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Café Carlyle will welcome back iconic R&B songstress Bettye LaVette for a two-week engagement, January 27–February 7, where she will showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career, as well as the world premiere of selections from her new album, Worthy.The album, which Cherry Red releases on January 27, features Bettye's reflective, visceral interpretations of classic tracks by Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones amongst others. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/14 - 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', Von Trapp Kids at 54 Below, Michael Buble and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/14 - 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', Von Trapp Kids at 54 Below, Michael Buble and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', with Tamsin Greig and more, begins tonight in the West End, the Von Trapp kids come together at 54 Below, and Michael Buble brings Christmas to New York! (more...)

Aretha Franklin Wants Audra McDonald to 'Bring It Home' as Star of Her BiopicAretha Franklin Wants Audra McDonald to 'Bring It Home' as Star of Her Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

In an all-new interview with Rolling Stone, music legend Aretha Franklin revealed that she has been in talks with producers to bring her life story to the big screen, with six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald taking the lead role. (more...)

Photo: Idina Menzel, Ariana Grande & More Featured in Billboard's Women In Music All-Star SelfiePhoto: Idina Menzel, Ariana Grande & More Featured in Billboard's Women In Music All-Star Selfie
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Matt Lauer, who moderated last Friday's Billboard Magazine's 'Women In Music' luncheon which honored the most influential women in music throughout 2014, turned to Twitter to share an all-star SELFIE (more...)

VIDEO: Aretha Franklin Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Taylor SwiftVIDEO: Aretha Franklin Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Taylor Swift
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

Billboard's Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift, recently appeared at Billboard's Women in Music event, which also featured Aretha Franklin and Ariana Grande. Since the event was on Swift's 25th birthday, the Queen of Soul delivered a special surprise. Check it out below! (more...)

Darlene Love Performs Tonight at Ridgefield PlayhouseDarlene Love Performs Tonight at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

“She's a rebel in stilettos and an ever-present smile.” (The Associated Press) That is the iconic singer Darlene Love. An opportunity to see a rock 'n' roll legend and celebrate the holidays doesn't come around very often, but today, December 13, at 8 p.m., wishes come true when Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene brings her Holiday show to The Ridgefield Playhouse! (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Welcomes Darlene Love TonightRidgefield Playhouse Welcomes Darlene Love Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

'She's a rebel in stilettos and an ever-present smile.' (The Associated Press ) That is the iconic singer Darlene Love. An opportunity to see a rock 'n' roll legend and celebrate the holidays doesn't come around very often, but tonight, December 13, at 8 p.m., wishes come true when Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene brings her Holiday show to The Ridgefield Playhouse! (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for ReadersBookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Like last year, 2014 has been good for music books, particularly as musicians of a certain age decide it's time for a memoir (or a biographer decides for them). Illustrious guitarist/vocalist George Benson has, with Alan Goldsher, written George Benson: The Autobiography (Da Capo, $25.99), an account that will have you humming 'Masquerade' while you read. David Ritz has written more than 50 books, many of them as ghostwriter for musicians. After collaborating with Aretha Franklin for From These Roots, he has come out with an unauthorized biography--Respect (Little, Brown, $30), a dramatic and definitive study of the Queen. Listening to Aretha, from 'Chain of Fools' to 'Nessun Dorma,' is a must go-with. (more...)

Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/21Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced its performances running December 10 - December 21, 2014. Details below! (more...)

BLACK-ISH, GET ON UP, Jennifer Hudson Among Nominees of 46th ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDSBLACK-ISH, GET ON UP, Jennifer Hudson Among Nominees of 46th ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Nominations have been revealed for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, and be broadcast live on TV One. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Funky, Fun, HIGH FIDELITY, A MUSICAL at Blank CanvasBWW Reviews: Funky, Fun, HIGH FIDELITY, A MUSICAL at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Dec 9, 2014

Pat Ciamacco, artistic director at Blank Canvas, has a 'thing' for off-beat musicals. Sure, he produced 'Hair' and 'Godspell,' but it's more likely that what you'll see mounted on his stage are 'Beach Blanket Party,' 'Debbie Does Dallas,' and 'Texas Chainsaw Musical.' I'm surprised he's missed out on 'Bullshot Crummond,' 'Dance of the Vampires,' 'Expresso Bongo,' 'Hands on a Hard Body, and, of course, 'The Rocky Horror Show.' (more...)

Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, 12/10-21Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, 12/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced its performances running December 10 - December 21, 2014. Details below! (more...)

ANTONIQUE SMITH Receives First Grammy NominationANTONIQUE SMITH Receives First Grammy Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Film and Broadway Star and now 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE ANTONIQUE SMITH is celebrating her first GRAMMY NOMINATION in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category, in addition to the ascent of her debut single “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)”. This is ANTONIQUE SMITH's first nomination. (more...)

THE 12 DIVAS OF CHRISTMAS Set for The Kaleidoscope This WeekendTHE 12 DIVAS OF CHRISTMAS Set for The Kaleidoscope This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... A ROCKING HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURING 12 INCREDIBLE FEMALE VOCALISTS AND A STELLAR LIVE BAND! (more...)

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